Ryan Tedder: Beyoncé is creating culture

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 June 2016
Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder is full of praise for Beyoncé and feels she has got to the level she is just by being herself rather than her songs getting her there

Ryan Tedder says Beyoncé is "creating culture" with her music.

The OneRepublic frontman - who produced her 2008 super-hit 'Halo' - was full of praise for the R&B superstar and says she's a "rare" pop star like Adele who actually is "the hit" rather than just her songs doing the talking.

He said: "There is nothing she could do in 2016, or moving forward, that would surprise. She's super-savvy, super-talented and she's surrounded by the right people. She's making the right moves at the right times. And she's killing it.

"She hasn't just done music, what she's doing now transcends music - she's creating culture. I always say one of the most dangerous things is for an artist to believe they're the hit and not the song - the song is what got you here. In super-supremely rare instances, artists themselves become the hit. Beyoncé is officially the hit. Adele is the hit. The rest of us still need to write the hits, one after another."

Meanwhile, Ryan also revealed he is pleased Beyoncé still closes her sets with 'Halo' - despite having released her new LP 'Lemonade' - and says he is constantly being asked by other artists to recreate a similar track for them.

He is also keen to get in the studio with the 'Crazy in Love' hitmaker again.

The 36-year-old star told Newsweek: "I'll always love that song. I've been asked to rewrite that song for a number of artists, and I'd love to do another one like that with only her. Beyoncé's gone in a different direction, musically, but if she was ever like, 'Screw it, I want to do a gigantic pop record', I'm a phone call away. She's the only person I would ever [do that for]. I've not done anything else that sounds like that since then."

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